Get Ready For A Warm Friendly Tale With New ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer

Disney has released a new trailer for their upcoming live action remake of Pete’s Dragon. The film tells the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

The film has been viewed by some critics who have responded very positively to the film. The reviews call it warm, delightful, whimsical and Spielberg-ish. The only concern I have with the film personally would be the look of the dragon Elliott. The creators have chosen to keep it close to the design of the original animated film and not go with a more realistic depiction. In a post Jungle Book and Game of Thrones world, the dragon comes of as a little too cute and more like a giant puppy than anything.

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The film is directed by David Lowery and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley.

Pete’s Dragon opens in theaters on August 12, 2016.

Read the official synopsis for the film here:

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar® winner Robert Redford. The film, which is directed by David Lower, is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., with Barrie M. Osborne serving as executive producer.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

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Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.